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    iMac memory into mini?
    I have a 2.8 ghz IMac Intel Core 2 Duo that I upgraded to 4Gig of memory by removing the two 1gig SDRAMs and replacing them each with 2gig. Now I am thinking of buying my wife a mini Mac, the 1.83 Ghz, Core 2 Duo one. It comes with 1gig of memory.

    So, my question is can I take out the 1gig of memory and put in the 2gb I took out of my IMac? The SODIMMs I removed say this:

    1GB 2Rx16 PC2-6400S-666-12
    HYMP112S64CR6-S6 AB

    I know the challenges in opening the mini, I've seen the videos. I am a ham radio operator and I am comfortable with the inside of technology, so that's not the issue. The question is, will the chips fit electronically and work well in the mini?

    TIA

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    They both use DDR2 SO-DIMMs. The iMac uses DDR2-800 while the Mini uses DDR2-667. But you can move RAM that's faster than you need into a computer that takes slower RAM. In other words, yes, you can do what you're asking. If you put the iMac's DDR2-800 into the Mini, it'll just downclock to 667.

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    MacInWin
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    Thanks for the quick answer. Now, to get She Who Must Be Obeyed into the Apple store...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerich View Post
    Thanks for the quick answer. Now, to get She Who Must Be Obeyed into the Apple store...
    LOL

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